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Hayes joins Tipperary football management

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*Joe Hayes in action for Lissycasey. Photograph: John Meyler

Former Clare goalkeeper, Joe Hayes has joined the new-look Tipperary senior football management.

David Power who managed the Premier County to the 2011 All-Ireland minor football title was ratified as manager of the Tipperary team for a two year term on Tuesday night.

Hayes will be the goalkeeper coach of the new setup that also includes 1995 All-Ireland winner Paddy Christie of Dublin, Charlie McGeever who managed Clonmel Commercials to Munster club success in 2015, ex coach Michael McGeehin and video analyst Tommy Toomey.

A hip injury forced Joe to call time on his Clare career in November 2017 then aged 35. The Lissycasey man first joined the senior panel in 2001 and returned in 2005, the latter years of his inter-county career coincided with the arrival of Colm Collins and the Garda was part of the side that won the Division 3 National League title.

Since retiring, he has been involved with football teams in the Templemore based Garda college and this year he coached Limerick club Monaleen.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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